Solar eclipse of April 20, 2061

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 20, 2061. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Solar eclipse of April 20, 2061
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.9578
Magnitude1.0475
Maximum eclipse
Duration157 sec (2 m 37 s)
Coordinates64°30′N 59°12′E / 64.5°N 59.2°E / 64.5; 59.2
Max. width of band559 km (347 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:56:49
References
Saros149 (23 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9644

VisibilityEdit

The eclipse will begin over Southern Russia and eastern Ukraine at sunrise and the moon shadow will move rapidly in a northeastern direction over west Kazakhstan (West Kazakhstan Region). The shadow will cover the Urals and races over the Arctic Ocean in a north-westerly direction and reaches the Svalbard archipelago. At sunset the eclipse will end just before the coast of Greenland.

The greatest eclipse will be in Russia on the east of Komi Republic (in Europe), ~120 km to south-east of Pechora.

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2059–2061Edit

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.[1]

Solar eclipses 2059–2061
119 May 22, 2058
 
Partial
124 November 16, 2058
 
Partial
129 May 11, 2059
 
Total
134 November 5, 2059
 
Annular
139 April 30, 2060
 
Total
144 October 24, 2060
 
Annular
149 April 20, 2061
 
Total
154 October 13, 2061
 
Annular

Saros 149Edit

Solar saros 149, repeating every about 18 years and 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on August 21, 1664. It has total eclipses from April 9, 2043, to October 2, 2331. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 28, 2926. The longest total eclipse will be on July 17, 2205, at 4 minutes and 10 seconds.[2]

Series members 15–25 occur between 1901 and 2100:
15 16 17
 
January 23, 1917
 
February 3, 1935
 
February 14, 1953
18 19 20
 
February 25, 1971
 
March 7, 1989
 
March 19, 2007
21 22 23
 
March 29, 2025
 
April 9, 2043
 
April 20, 2061
24 25
 
May 1, 2079
 
May 11, 2097

Metonic seriesEdit

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition, the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.

21 eclipse events, progressing from south to north between July 1, 2000 and July 1, 2076
July 1–2 April 19–20 February 5–7 November 24–25 September 12–13
117 119 121 123 125
 
July 1, 2000
 
April 19, 2004
 
February 7, 2008
 
November 25, 2011
 
September 13, 2015
127 129 131 133 135
 
July 2, 2019
 
April 20, 2023
 
February 6, 2027
 
November 25, 2030
 
September 12, 2034
137 139 141 143 145
 
July 2, 2038
 
April 20, 2042
 
February 5, 2046
 
November 25, 2049
 
September 12, 2053
147 149 151 153 155
 
July 1, 2057
 
April 20, 2061
 
February 5, 2065
 
November 24, 2068
 
September 12, 2072
157 159 161 163 165
 
July 1, 2076

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.